62nd Grammy® Awards Coverage
Welcome to DigitalHit.com's coverage of the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, which were hosted by Alicia Keys on Sunday, January 26th, 2020.
Lizzo opens the show by giving a shout out to the late Kobe Bryant before launching into a performance of "Cuz I Love You" and "Truth Hurts".
Tonight's host Alicia Keys takes to the stage and talks about the tragic loss of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and the seven others in a helicopter crash earlier today. She's joined onstage by Boyz II Men and they sing "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye" as a tribute.
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are up next to perform "Nobody But You."
Alicia sits behind a piano and talks about inclusivity and diversity before launching into a song featuring many of the nominees.
Billy Porter is onstage next to introduce a performance by the Jonas Brothers.
Keith Urban and Cynthia Erivo are presenting the telecast's first award, Best Pop Solo Performance. And the Grammy goes to Lizzo for "Truth Hurts."
Daily Show host Trevor Noah introduces a performance by Tyler, the Creator, Boyz II Men and Charlie Wilson.
Bebe Rexha and Shania Twain step out next to present Best Country Duo/Group Performance. And the Grammy goes to "Speechless" by Dan + Shay.
Alicia talks about once calling Prince to do a cover before she introduces Usher, Sheila E. and FKA Twigs in a tribute to Prince. The Grammys and CBS will be airing a tribute show to him later this year.
Comedian Jim Gaffigan introduces Camila Cabello, who performs a song about telling her father about her true love, "First Man." Her dad is in the audience and there's not a dry eye in the house.
Country legend Tanya Tucker is joined by Brandi Carlisle to perform "Bring Me Flowers." The pair then present the nominees for Best Comedy Album. And the Grammy goes to Dave Chappelle, who is not there to accept.
Ben Platt introduces a performance by Ariana Grande, singing her songs "Imagine" and "7 Rings."
Alicia pays tribute to teacher Mickey Smith Jr. of Maplewood Middle School in Sulphur, Louisiana, winner of Music Educator of the Year. She then introduces a perfomance by Billie Eilish of "When the Party's Over."
Common is here now to talk about this year's MusiCares recipients, Aerosmith. Their performance with past collaborators RUN-DMC is a little tainted due to their current disspute with drummer Joey Kramer, which had them bar him from performing with them. And wow...could his drumming have been as bad as Steven Tyler's voice tonight?
Issa Rae introduces the nominees for Best Rap Album. And the Grammy goes to Tyler, the Creator.
Ellen DeGeneres introduces a performance by Lil Nas X, with special guests Billy Ray Cyrus, BTS, Diplo and Mason Ramsey.
Director/actor Greta Gerwig intros a powerful performance by Demi Lovato of "Anyone", which she wrote days before reentering rehab.
Ava DuVernay introduces a tribute to the late Nipsey Hussle by John Legend, Meek Mill, DJ Khaled, Kirk Franklin, Roddy Ricch, and YG.
Alicia pays tribute to Sean "Diddy" Combs, who won the Industry Award, before introducing a performance by Rosalía.
Little Big Town and the legendary Smokey Robinson are here to present Song of the Year. And the Grammy goes to Billie Eilish's "Bad Guy" by Billie Eilish O'Connell and Finneas O'Connell.
Keys and Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard perform "Underdog."
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are presenting Best Rap/Sung Performance. And the Grammy goes to "Higher" DJ Khaled featuring Nipsey Hussle & John Legend.
Sharon and Ozzy then introduce a performance by H.E.R.
Bonnie Raitt performs a tribute to Lifetime Achievement recipient John Prine by singing "Angel From Montgomery."
The Roots join Gary Clark Jr. on Clark's Trump protest song "This Land."
It's time for the In Memoriam segment. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Ave pay tribute to those who have passed.
Alicia Keys and Dua Lipa, both former New Artist recipients, hand out Best New Artist. And the Grammy goes to Billie Eilish.
John Legend pays tribute to Trustee Awards winner Ken Erlich, who is executive producing the telecast for the last time this year. In tribute to him and music education, there's a perfomance of "The Body Electric" by Camila Cabelo, Cyndi Lauper, Joshua Bell, Ben Platt, The War and Treaty, Lee Curreri, Gary Clark Jr., Misty Copeland, Debbie Allen Dance Academy, Common, Lang Lang, and a group of student musicians, dancers and singers.
LL Cool J is here now to present Album of the Year. And the Grammy goes to Billie Eilish's "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Alicia Keys now presents Record of the Year. And the Grammy goes to "Bad Guy" by Billie Eilish.
Alicia Keys wishes us a good night.
We'll have the full list of winners in 80+ categories shortly.